The Kyrenia Gate is a gate at the Walls of Nicosia, located in the north Turkish occupied part of Nicosia in Cyprus.

It was the gate which was used for the transportation of goods to the north side of Cyprus, mainly Kyrenia.

The gate was built during 1567 by the Venetians, as a part of the new walls of the town. It was the smallest of the gates , and it was built between the Bastions Gouirini and Barbaro.

It was also known as Porta de Proveditore. In 1821 the Ottomans reconstructed the Gate. They added a looking tower in order to control any Greek rebellions. The added construction was square and had a dome on its roof.

There are three stone plates at the Gate. The first one has the date of construction inscribed on it by the Venetians (MDLXX – 1562), and was placed on top of the arched Gate.

At the same point a second plate was found, which mentions the date 1931 and the initials of the King of England George V.

At this point in time, openings were made in the wall in order to accommodate modern roads in the interior of the town.

A third plate which is smaller has an excerpt from the Koran, written in ancient calligraphy.

Today the Kyrenia Gate is located in the occupied part of Nicosia and operates as a tourist kiosk.

Kyrenia Gate photos: 
kerynia gate
kerynia gate
  • kerynia gate
  • kerynia gate nicosia
  • kyrenia gate cyprus
Kyrenia Gate location map: 

Nearby Places and things to do (within 5 km radius)

Aglantzia

Aglantzia is a suburb of Nicosia and an independent semi-occupied municipality of Cyprus since 1986. It expands to 31 square kilometres...

Cyprus Theatre Organisation

The Cyprus Theatre Organisation is located in the Nicosia district and it began its creative trip in 1971 aiming to produce theatrical art. ...

Dance House (Nicosia)

Dance House  is located in the town of  Nicosia and it is a new, modern and unique area  dedicated to the support, promotion ...

Athalassa Picnic Site of Southwest Entrance - Agios Georgios Nature Trail

Location: Athalassa Picnic Site District: Nicosia Starting Point: Athalassa Park (south entrance). Access from the main road Nicosia...

Athalassa Botanical Garden

The Athalassa Botanical Garden is the oldest garden, which was designed and created by the Forest Department. It is part of the Athalassa Na...

Athalassa Natural Forest Park

The Athalassa Natural Forest Park is located to the south of Nicosia and is surrounded by the suburbs of Aglantzia, Strovolo and Latsia. ...

Pages